Nanticoke 1Nanticoke is a city in Luzerne County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is currently home to a population of over 10,400 residents. Founded in 1800, the city saw little growth until the early 20th century and the rise of the coal industry in the region. Its population boomed to over 26,000 in 1930, but after the loss of the coal industry in the area, Nanticoke fell into a depression that it has yet to truly climb out of. The city applied for Act 47 relief funds which were granted in 2006. A disappearing tax base and lack of commercial revenue in the area has hindered further growth and development as well.

Basic Facts About Nanticoke

  • Current population: 10,400
  • Current mayor: Rich Wiaterowski
  • Total area: 3.6 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Luzerne County
  • Founded in: 1800
  • Zip codes: 18634
  • Area codes: 570

Auto Transport Tips to and from Nanticoke

Nanticoke sits just a few miles southwest of Wilkes Barre, the second-largest city in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area. As such, the area that it sits in is relatively well-suited to auto transport services, and its close proximity to Wilkes Barre makes it easier for carriers to get into and out of. At the same time, Nanticoke is relatively small, and the Scranton-Wilkes Barre metro area is only the fourth-largest in the state, which makes it less popular among car shipping companies, which may make it take a bit longer or cost a bit more to get timely services to or from the city.

At the same time, it sits just west of I-81, one of the main interstates to service the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area, which really helps when it comes to finding car shipping services to or from the area. Car shippers want to run routes into and out of major cities and metro areas, preferably by keeping to major interstates. I-81 may not be a “major” interstate highway, in the grand scheme of things, but in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area it’s a vital thoroughfare that connects to several other interstates that connect to yet other areas of the country. In this you may be able to find better prices and services, though you’ll likely want to talk to an auto transport agent for more information.

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